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Culture Matters March 21, 2014 Objective: Explore common American cultural values, as well as those from other countries. Homework: No homework Do Now:

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2 Culture Matters March 21, 2014 Objective: Explore common American cultural values, as well as those from other countries. Homework: No homework Do Now: Respond in your notebook: What is a common saying you hear in American culture? (Think TV, at school, in public etc.) Which values/beliefs are being portrayed through that saying?

3 French: Avoir les dents longues To have long teeth

4 German: Ich werde dir die Daumen drücken I’ll squeeze my thumbs for you

5 Italian: Mettere una pulce nell'orecchio To put a flea in someone’s ear

6 Japanese: 猿も木から落ち る Even monkeys fall from trees

7 Korean: 당근이지 ! It’s a carrot!

8 Russian: Вешать лапшу на уши To hang noodles on the ears

9 Spanish: No tener para un bocado To not have a mouthful

10 Turkish: Aç it fırın deler A hungry dog will break through a bakery.

11 Norwegian: å gå som katta rundt den varme grauten To pace around hot porridge like a cat.

12 Page 43 states that “Common expressions become common because they reflect core cultural values”…if you had to think about one saying/idiom that represented your life…what would it be?


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